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Unread 04-02-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
chuck172
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door hinge torx bolts

If I remove the inner door panel, can I get to the back of the torx hinge bolts to heat or spray with pb blaster?

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Unread 04-02-2013, 05:04 AM   #2
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Full door or half doors?

In either case, you'll have enough access to spray PB Blaster in there, but won't be able to do much else. You won't have great access unless you cut a new access hole right behind the hinges.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 07:51 AM   #3
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My half doors were so seized up that heat and PB Blaster wouldn't work on 3 of them. I had to drill them out, eventually ruining one of the T-shaped backing plates on the inside of the door. No one sells that plate that I could find. I had to get a thick, flat piece of metal from a junk yard and fab it myself. To get to that plate I had to cut a big hole in the inside of the door, and then have someone weld that back on.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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I just drilled out a torx bolt on my full door this past weekend. With a bit of skill (and a lot of luck!), I removed the screw without messing up the backing plate.

If you aren't too far off center with your drilling, a helicoil should be able to repair the backing plate threads.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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I took off the inner panel, I could spray the bottom hinge easy enough. I drilled a hole for the top hinge. It worked! I'll be replaceing the torx with allen.
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